Last week NVIDIA had released the 173.08 display driver
for Linux and Solaris operating systems. This driver update had introduced support for new GeForce and Quadro GPUs, experimental X Server 1.5 support, NVIDIA mobile improvements, and a few bug-fixes.
Those that have already upgraded to this 173.08 driver are having mixed-feelings over this release. The biggest regression in this release is a major slowdown in 2D performance, which some have characterized as rubbish
, and even disasterous
. More information can be found in the 173.08 discussion thread
. There is also a very lengthy thread on this major NVIDIA 2D slowdown on NVIDIA's official Linux support forum at NvNews